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Astros’ Morton stays unbeaten with 8-2 win over Indians

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Charlie Morton remained unbeaten this season — and knew where to place the credit for his latest victory. Morton (7-0) pitched six solid innings, Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros defeated the ...

LEADING OFF: Astros-Indians again, Mets limp to tough trip

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: YOU AGAIN Houston's Charlie Morton and Cleveland's Mike Clevinger get a rematch of their most recent outing when the Astros and Indians begin a series at Progressive Field. Morton (6-0, 1.94 ERA) pitched Houston to a ...

Plutko, Miller pitch Indians past Cubs 1-0

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Plutko was nervous. Not about making his second major league start, really. It was all about stepping to the plate. Once that was over, everything fell into place. Plutko carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Andrew Miller ...

Celtics hope return home can slow LeBron, Cavs in Game 5

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics expected to see a different LeBron James in Cleveland after the Cavaliers fell into a 2-0 hole to open the Eastern Conference finals. Two games and back-to-back wins later , James has reminded everyone exactly why he's been to ...

Ramirez hits 14th homer, Indians rout Cubs 10-1 in rematch

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Ramirez turned on a knee-high pitch and launched the Indians toward a lopsided victory. Ramirez hit his 14th homer and Cleveland routed the Chicago Cubs 10-1 on Tuesday night in their first meeting at Wrigley Field since the 2016 ...

Gennett’s slam helps Harvey gets 1st Reds win, 7-2 over Bucs

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — So far, Matt Harvey is making good on his second chance. The former Mets ace allowed only one run over six innings for his first win with the Cincinnati Reds, and Scooter Gennett hit his fifth grand slam in the last two seasons on Tuesday night ...

Road tripped: Celtics’ Game 3 loss another playoff pothole

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Celtics were loose, smiling and laughing. They weren't straining to hear each other speak and there were no obnoxious Cleveland fans heckling them. All was quiet as Boston worked out Sunday. Practice isn't an issue on the road in the ...

Backed by HRs, Darvish beats Reds 6-1 for 1st win with Cubs

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — More than seven weeks into the season, Yu Darvish finally has his first win for the Chicago Cubs. Darvish recovered from a shaky start and Kyle Schwarber hit one of Chicago's three home runs Sunday in a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati ...

McCullers, McCann lead Astros to 3-1 win over Indians

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers finally found his curveball — and the results were devastating for the Cleveland Indians. McCullers allowed one hit over seven innings and Brian McCann hit a two-run homer to lead the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win Sunday night. McCullers (6-2) took a perfect ...

Cleveland’s bullpen blues keeping AL Central in play

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer Two years ago, the Cleveland bullpen led the way when the Indians overcame significant injuries in their starting rotation and won the American League pennant. Now, the fickle nature of relief pitching is holding the AL Central favorites back. After Sunday ...

Browns send CB Taylor to Cardinals for 2020 draft pick

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Jamar Taylor's trade to Arizona is official. Cleveland traded another of their starting quarterbacks to the Cardinals on Saturday for a sixth-round draft pick in 2020. The teams agreed to the swap on Friday and had to work out final details ...

Kluber strikes out 10, pitches Indians past Astros 5-4

By JOSHUA KOCH, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Corey Kluber is starting to put together quite a streak. The AL Cy Young Award winner struck out 10, dominating in the early innings and pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Houston Astros 5-4 Saturday. The Indians ace made his 22nd ...

Abubakar’s late goal gives Crew 1-0 win over Revolution

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Lalas Abubakar scored in the 85th minute to give the Columbus Crew their third straight victory, 1-0 over the New England Revolution on Saturday night. Abubakar headed home Federico Higuain's corner, overwhelming goalkeeper Matt Turner, who got his hands on the shot, ...

Happ, Cubs rout Reds 10-0 for doubleheader split

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ian Happ is celebrating his own personal homecoming. The former University of Cincinnati star hit his second home run of the doubleheader and Jose Quintana allowed one hit in seven shutdown innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-0 Saturday night for a ...

On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland's locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 ...

AP Source: Browns to be featured on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — If any team knows hard knocks, it's the Cleveland Browns. And so fresh off a historic, dismal 0-16 season, the team has agreed to appear on HBO's popular "Hard Knocks" series, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated ...

Lineup change possible as LeBron, Cavs look to bounce back

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Put Kevin Love's name atop the list of the Cavaliers that walked out of Cleveland's 25-point Eastern Conference finals Game 1 loss to Boston a little staggered, but with an unbowed head. The reason: He's got a teammate by the name of LeBron ...

Goodrum’s 2 homers lift Tigers over Indians 6-3

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — The injury-plagued Detroit Tigers battled gamely against another top pitcher. Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in five runs, and Detroit beat Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians 6-3 on Monday night. It was the second straight day ...

McCutchen gets 1,500th hit in Giants’ 10-7 win over Reds

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen saw no reason to dwell on his 1,500th hit because he hopes to add many more. McCutchen doubled in his first two at-bats to reach the career milestone and the San Francisco Giants snapped the Cincinnati Reds' six-game ...

Cavs, Celtics ready for Eastern Conference finals rematch

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The jerseys and venues will be the same, but so much has changed since the last time Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics met in the Eastern Conference finals. Kyrie Irving was dealt to Boston in a blockbuster offseason deal for Isaiah ...